BAWKU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
“To transform the school into an institution of disciplined students with a high level of academic performance to achieve the goals of education”
“To provide relevant quality secondary education to all Ghanaians especially the youth from the catchment area with emphasis on upholding the truth and good moral values of all students”
- BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION
Bawku Senior High School was formally opened on October 11, 1963 with a student population of 50 under the headship of the late Dr. Agyeman Dicksion and 3 teachers. It was also previously called Azoka Secondary School. It was one of the Secondary Institutions established by the Ghana Education Trust.
The school is located on the western part of the town and about 5 kilometres away from the nerve centre of the town on the main Bawku-Bolgatanga road. It has been sited on a large tract of land about 100 hectares and has the potential for great expansion.
The school is purely boarding.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
The school performed creditably during the phased out SSCE which saw a lot of the student entering the University to pursue various courses.
The academic performance of the school has improved tremendously over the past few years. The 2009 WASSCE results in which the school scored 100% passes for the first time since 1993 is an ample proof of the positive wind of change blowing over the academic fortunes of the school.
- NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS QUIZ
The school has participated in the National Science and Mathematics Quiz on two occasions in 1995 and 2007.
- REGIONAL GAMES, ETC
The school contributes sports boys and girls to the regional teams each year. For example in 2009 14 sports boys and girls from this school were part of the Regional Sports contingent that participated in the Inter-Regional Sports Festival in Accra in August 2009.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
There are five (5) classroom blocks made up of 35 classrooms, two (2) classrooms in the Visual Arts Block and one (1) in the old dining hall. There are also two (2) one story blocks under construction. If completed will be made up 24 classrooms.
The school has one Science Resource Centre housing three science laboratories, and a computer laboratory.
Additionally, the school has one new science laboratory, including storerooms, wash rooms and preparation rooms.
The school has one library block with a seating capacity for one hundred students at a time.
- Non Academic
There is a large football field, a basket ball court and four courts for volleyball.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- General Arts – History, Geography, Economics, Government, Christian Religious studies/Islamic Religious Studies, French, Literature in English, Mathematics (Elective)
- Business – Business Management, Economics, Principle of Cost Accounting and Financial Accounting.
- General Science – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics (Elective)
- Agriculture – General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Husbandry, Chemistry, Mathematics (Elective)
- Home Economics – Management in Living, Clothing and Textiles, Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Foods and Nutrition
- Visual Arts – Ceramics, Picture Making, General Knowledge in Art, Economics and Sculpture.
- Co-Curricular Activities
The school has a vibrant drama society which has been staging plays in and around town preaching peace messages to the youth. Similarly, there are other societies like Science and Mathematics, Red Cross, Youth Ambassadors who periodically do general cleaning in the school and its immediate environments.
- Old Students
|THE SCHOOL ENJOYS CONSTANT WATER FLOW|
There has been very cordial relationship with the Headmaster since the inception of the current administration. The Headmaster attends meetings of the branches in Bawku and Bolgatanga to interact and share ideas with the enthusiastic members.
- Parent – Teacher Association (PTA)
The Parent Teacher Association as a body has been of tremendous assistance to the school in the provision and rehabilitation of infrastructure for the past one year.
- Traditional Authority
The Traditional Authority has not left the school in isolation. The Paramount Chief and his elders are always ready to support the school in its entire endeavour to promote peace and unity.
- District/Municipal/Metropolitan Assembly
The Metropolitan Assembly has supported the school in getting water supply to the school kitchen through its tanker services.
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day